Graduate Program

Degree Goals

  • Broaden and deepen knowledge of literary and cultural movements, as well as engaging students in larger issues pertaining to the role of the humanities in the contemporary world;
  • Develop the research, analytical, and writing skills necessary for producing a solid dissertation and publishable articles;
  • Acquire working knowledge of major theoretical trends and critical issues (past and current) in the fields of specialization;
  • Increase knowledge of broader historical, cultural, and socio-political issues surrounding the fields of specialization;
  • Develop familiarity with current foreign language pedagogy and instructional methods.

Calendar of Events
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